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Latest posts by KT53

Mowing steep lawns

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:24

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How about loosely twisting the flex round the rope?

I suspect a petrol mower would be too heavy for ellerslie?  And the fuel feed might not work on a steep slope."

Not a bad idea about the flex.  Electric would be much lighter than petrol, but I don't think the slope would affect the fuel feed.

new decked raised bed

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

I love your vertical garden.  Novel idea growing it up the fence.  Certainly saves garden space

last night's GW

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:43

If you're referring to the dahlia MD was potting up after removing the tulips he said he'd had it for years so it's hardly likely to be an editorial mistake.  It's entirely possible that MD bought it as 'Arabian Nights' and believed it to be so. Even experts can't be expected to have perfect knowledge on every variant of a plant.

Mowing steep lawns

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:39

Probably stating the obvious but the 'rope and swing the Flymo' works best with a petrol mower as you don't have the risk of running over the cable.

Do be very careful when using spiked footwear.  A friend's husband very seriously damaged his knee when he lost balance on the type of slope referred to by the OP.  He fell and twisted sideways but the spikes unfortunately did their job very well and kept his foot exactly where it was!

Monty

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:42

That's a pretty hefty brace he has on it.  Interesting that he seems to be trying to hide it apart from the opening shot.  It would tend to suggest ligament damage as he wouldn't require one after something like keyhole surgery.

Euro Dahlia

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 19:16

For a horrible moment, when viewing the thread title, I thought the EU had brought in new rules and regulations governing what could be called a dahlia!

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 19:04

If you really have a 3m square patch of alstromeria you are sitting on a gold mine as "the fosters" says.  They don't root very deep and could easily be lifted and potted up.

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:47

I can appreciate the quality of artwork in some tattoos, including the examples shown in this topic, but simply can't understand why anybody would deliberately mutilate their body in that way. That's the way I see tattoos anyway.

Each to their own of course but I've seen far too many absolutely awful examples.  One of the worst, or at least most unfortunate, was across the small of a ladies back on holiday.  In Gothic lettering about 4" high was what I assume was supposed be the name of her partner / husband / child "Keith", unfortunately it was spelt "Kieth".  Difficult to correct I imagine.

runner beans munched

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:01

Munching young shoots is more likely to be slugs & snails.  Birds will go for the flowers so they're just waiting their turn.

mower

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 16:59

I replaced mine with a Honda Izy.  It was more than twice the price of the Qualcast but from my experience so far cuts beautifully and is much quieter than the Qualcast.  One thing I didn't even notice when I bought it was that it has a rubberised 'skirt' at the back which stops the grass blowing out from underneath.  I no longer end up with green shoes when I mow the grass

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